Davis, California - Community college programs in career and technical education - especially in health professions - lead to significant financial returns, especially for women, according to a new policy brief by the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research.

Washington, DC - In anticipation of returning human spaceflight launches to American soil, and in preparation for the agency’s journey to Mars, NASA announced it will soon begin accepting applications for the next class of astronaut candidates. With more human spacecraft in development in the United States today than at any other time in history, future astronauts will launch once again from the Space Coast of Florida on American-made commercial spacecraft, and carry out deep-space exploration missions that will advance a future human mission to Mars.

Washington, DC - The November edition of Washingtonian magazine has once again named the Department of State one of the 50 Great Places to Work for 2015. The Department is one of only five federal agencies to earn this distinction.

West Los Angeles, California - If you are looking for a great job making a difference in the lives of our Veterans, then the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is looking for you! There are 300 immediate openings for dozens of positions, including medical care, food preparation, and support staff at our beautiful new West Los Angeles Home.

Imperial, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is accepting applications for CBP officer positions at the following locations: Arizona (Douglas, Lukeville, Nogales), California (Calexico, San Ysidro), North Dakota (Pembina, Portal), and Texas (Laredo, Presidio).

Sacramento, California - Thirty new law enforcement cadets graduated from the California Wildlife Officer Academy during ceremonies at the Performing Arts Center in Paradise Friday. The graduating class includes 23 sponsored warden cadets who will begin field training immediately. Another seven self-sponsored cadets paid their way through the academy and will apply to become wildlife officers.